Settings

The RSEvents!Pro >> Settings area contains configuration options that apply globally (for all events).

For easy navigation, these have been divided into the following areas:

General


License

  • License code: this is required for receiving updates directly on your RSEvents!Pro installation. The license code can be generated within the rsjoomla.com > My memberships area. You will need to specify the domain before the code can be generated.

Date & Time

  • Date: the format of dates that will be used through the component. You can use the formats listed here.
  • Time: the time format that will be used through RSEvents!Pro. You can use the formats listed here.
  • Enable 12h time format ? the event times can be specified in a 12 h format. Make sure that the time format / mask is used accordingly.
  • Hide current year: you can choose whether to display or not the event year (if this is current).
  • Remove seconds from calendar: Yes / No - set yo Yes in order to remove the seconds from the start and end date selection in the calendar when creating / editing an event.

Miscellaneous

  • Load frontend jQuery: Yes / No - enable jQuery in the frontend.
  • Load backend jQuery: Yes / No - enable jQuery in the backend.
  • Load Bootstrap: Yes / No - enable Bootstrap in the frontend, if your template already loads Bootstrap set this to NO.
  • Load FontAwesome icons: if set to yes the will use FontAwesome icons in the frontend layout.
  • Enable editor buttons: if set to yes the editor buttons will not be displayed in the front-end area.
  • Enable conent prepare: enable this option in order to load content plugins in the event description
  • Enable SEO titles: when showing events from one single category/location/tag, the page title will change for a better SEO experience
  • Description length: for a consistent look on event listing areas, you can set a fixed event description length. Note that on listing areas, the description HTML is tripped out.
  • Enable JomSocial activities (optional): this is displayed only if JomSocial is installed. If enabled, new events are displayed via the JomSocial activity system.

Dashboard


  • Upcoming events: if enabled the upcoming events list will be dispalyed.
  • Number of upcoming events to show: if the upcoming events list is displayed, this controls how many events will display.
  • Subscribers: if enabled, the most recent subscribers will be displayed.
  • Number of subscribers to show: if subscribers are displayed, this option controls how many are displayed by default.
  • Comments: if enabled, the latest event related comments will be displayed.
  • Number of comments to show : if the comment option is enabled, this controls how many are displayed.
  • Synchronization: if the enabled, the Synchronization buttons will be displayed.

Events


General

  • Default event image: upload and set a default event image to be used on the event listing page where events have been submitted without an image.
  • Backend list type: Timeline list / Standard list - select the type of list you wish to display in the backend event listing.
  • Open event actions in: once on a event details page, you can perform several actions such as: join, subscribe or issue invitations. These actions can be performed by opening a New page, jQuery modal or Joomla! modal.
  • Modal width: set the width of the modal window.
  • Modal height: set the height of the modal window.
  • Error handling: This functionality will be triggered when restricted activity is detected. You can choose between 3 methods: 500, 403 and Redirect.
  • Enable reports: Setting this option to Yes will add a new button on the event page, Report, which gives the subscriber the possibility to report that event through a text message. The message can be viewed in the backend by the website's administrator.
  • Enable guest reports: Enables event reporting for guests if set to Yes.
  • Display featured events first: If set to Yes, featured events will be displayed on top of the events listing.
  • Show category color: Displays the cateogory link (in the events listing) using the color that you have set up for that category.
  • Post-reminder sending action: Only one time per event / Multiple times per event - choose how the Post-reminder emails get sent.
  • Enable timezone selection: allow users to change the timezone the events are displayed in when viewing the general events listing page.

Moderation

  • Event moderation emails: An email will be sent to these email addresses in case the event requires moderation (multiple emails can be separated by using commas).
  • Tag moderation emails: An email will be sent to these email addresses in case the event requires tag moderation (multiple emails can be separated by using commas).

Maintenance

  • Enable auto - archive: once an event has passed, this can be excluded from listing areas by archiving it. The auto-archive option allows you to automatically do this if the event has passed for x number of days.
  • Archive events older than: the number of days before the event can be auto-archived.
  • Enable removal of incomplete events: if an event has been saved without all the minimum required information, this is marked as incomplete. These are not included within the front-end listings. Enabling this option allows you to remove incomplete events after x number of minutes.
  • Delete incomplete events after: the number of minutes after a incomplete event will be automatically removed.

Event registration

  • Multiple registrations: if enabled, an user is allowed to subscribe to an event more then once.
  • Multiple tickets: if enabled, multiple ticket types can be purchased.
  • Force login: if this is enabled, the user will be required to log in prior to registering to the event.
  • Create Joomla! user: enabling this option will automatically create a new user account upon subcribing to an event (if the user is not logged in or it already has an account - this is determined by the email address specified in the event registration process). Ver. 1.6.0 added the possibility to create a Joomla! user After subscriber is approved as a selectable option for the field. By choosing this option, the Joomla! user account will only be created when the subscription is approved.
  • User display: if the Guest list is enabled, the following information can be displayed (one of the following): name, username, JomSocial name, Community Builder full name.
  • User avatar: for each subscriber an avatar can be displayed. This can be automatically extracted from Gravatar, Community Builder, JomSocial, Kunena, Fireboard, EasySocial, EasyDiscuss or K2.
  • User profile: the subscriber listing can be linked to a third party user profile (if available): JomSocial, EasySocial or Community Builder.
  • Event owner display: within the event information the owner is also displayed. This option allows you to control if you wish to display the name, username, JomSocial name or Community Builder full name.
  • Event owner profile: Links the event owner to a JomSocial, EasySocial or Community Builder profile.
  • Export headers: setting this option to Yes will add table headers to the subscription export files.
  • Show active events: When adding a subscription in the backend, populate the tickets list only with active event tickets.
  • Tickets seats modal width: Set the width of the ticket seats modal (starting with Ver. 1.6.0).
  • Tickets seats modal height: Set the height of the ticket seats modal (starting with Ver. 1.6.0).

Comments

  • Commenting system: RSEvents!Pro allows you to comment on event pages. The commenting system can be one of the following: Facebook, RSComments!, JComments, Jom Comments, Disqus.
  • (Disqus) Forum Shortname: In order to use the Disqus commenting system, you will have to insert the forum shortname here.
  • (Facebook Comments) Moderator IDs: Facebook moderators can be configured, you just have to insert the provide IDs here seperated by commas (eg. 203932, 145443).
  • (Facebook Comments) Ordering: This field can be configured to sort by : Social Relevance, Newest comments at the top or Oldest comments at the top.
  • (Facebook Comments) Color scheme: The color scheme of the comment section can be either: Light or Dark.
  • (Facebook Comments) Number of comments: Number of comments to show per page.
  • (Facebook Comments) Width: You can define the width of the comment box in pixels or percentage.

Media

  • Facebook Application ID: You will need to setup a Facebook Application for your domain and provide the App's id here.
  • Small event image width: event thumb images can also be used. Once uploaded, this will be re-sized at the configured width value.
  • Large event image width: two thumb images are generated. This options controls the width of the large thumb image.
  • Allowed extensions: you can only upload event files that are within the specified extensions list.
  • Barcode type: just like any ticket, you can also add barcodes to your generated tickets. This option controls the barcode generation type: Code 39, Code 39 extended, Code 93, Code 128 and, starting with rev. 4, QR code.
  • Barcode prefix Ver. 1.6.0 introduced the possibility to customize the barcode-s prefix (which is defaulted to RST-).

Emails


The Emails area allows to set up the main email types that can be generated via RSEvents!Pro. The following configuration options are the same for all email types:

  • From: email address that will appear in the from section.
  • From name: the name of the sender.
  • Reply to: if the email receiver replies to the email, this will go this configured email address.
  • Reply to name: the name of the reply to receiver.
  • CC: carbon copy email address.
  • BCC: blind carbon copy email address.

Starting with Ver. 1.8.0, you can no longer configure the email messages here, as they were moved in a separate tab, Emails. To access it, head to Components >> RSEvents!Pro >> Emails.

Maps


This area allows you enable and set up the Google maps connection details.

  • Enable Google Maps - Yes / No - set to Yes in order to enable the Google Map.
  • Google Maps API - (optional) you can add your Google Maps API key in this field if you have heavy traffic on your website (generating such a key can be done via https://console.developers.google.com).
  • Map zoom level - provide a default map zoom level.
  • Change default map center: the default map can point out to a relevant surrounding.
  • Show the 'Get directions' button: if enabled users will be able to get directions to the event locations.

Captcha


In this tab you can select the CAPTCHA type used by the component in the frontend.

  • Captcha type - here you can select the type between Math Captcha and the new no CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA

reCAPTCHA

  • Site key - here you will need to add the site/public key retrieved from the reCAPTCHA site.
  • Secret key - here you will need to add the secret/private key retrieved from the reCAPTCHA site.
  • Theme - select between the Dark and Light themes available for the new reCAPTCHA integration.
  • Type(Fallback) - choose between an image or audio fallback method for the reCAPTCHA functionality.

Payments


This area allows you to specify general payment related information. You can set the following:

  • Default payment method: you can choose a default payment. The list will be autopopulated with the options listed within the Payment integrations area.
  • Show payment options: the payment options can be displayed as a Radio group or Dropdown.
  • Event hosters can sell their own tickets through PayPal: if this is enabled, event hosts will be able sell their own tickets.
  • Currency: the currency code.
  • Currency sign: symbolic sign of the currency code. You can also use the HTML entity reference(i.e. € for the euro sign) for the symbolic sign.
  • Thousands separator - enter a character that will act as a thousands separator.
  • Decimal separator - enter a character that will act as a decimal separator.
  • Number of decimals - enter the number of decimals to be displayed and taken into accountw.
  • Payment Mask: Set your desired payment mask. Use %p for the price and %c for the currency.

iDeal

In this area you can configure how RSEvents!Pro should integrate with the iDEAL payment processor:

  • iDeal Account: choose from one of the following supported iDEAL account types: Mollie, ING Basic, ING Advanced, Rabobank Lite, Rabobank Professional, ABN AMRO Easy, TargetPay and Sisow.
  • Payment mode: Choose a functioning mode for the iDeal payment option: Test or Live.
  • iDeal ID: Enter your iDEAL account ID / Merchant ID.

Synchronization


To be able to import events from Google Calendar or Facebook you will need to set up some connection details.

Google Calendar

  • Google Client ID: this would be the Client ID key.
  • Google Secret: your Google generated secret key.
  • Event category: select the category in which the events will be imported to.
  • Event location: you can either select a predefined location or let the import tool create new locations based on the event details.
  • Import expired events: Select whether to import expired events or not.

You can find a more detailed explanation on How to synchronize RSEvents!Pro with Google Calendar here.

Facebook events

Clicking on the Connect to Facebook button will allow you to connect to the RSEvents!Pro application. This is required for the import process. As with Google Calendar, here to you can specify a default category and location.

Starting with Ver. 1.10.24 you can also trigger the import from Google Calendar or Facebook automatically through a Cron task:
http://www.site-name.com/index.php?option=com_rseventspro&task=autosync

Integrations


This tab was added along with the release of Ver. 1.6.0. Here, you can set up the integration with Yahoo!, which allows you to invite your Yahoo! contacts to an event. You need to specify the following credentials:

  • Application ID
  • Consumer Key
  • Consumer Secret

The article linked above will provide a step-by-step guide to getting these codes.

Gallery


This tab provides configuration options that allow you to control how RSMediaGallery! image galleries are displayed on event pages:

  • Enable integration: Yes / No - enable or disable the integration with RSMediaGallery!.
  • Thumbnail Size: set a size for the image's thumbnail displayed on the event's page. You can either set the height and the width will be calculated automatically, and vice-versa.
  • Full Size: set the size of the full image (when clicking on the thumbnail). You can either set the height and the width will be calculated automatically, and vice-versa.
  • Use Original Image: Yes / No - choose whether to use the original image (when clicking on the thumbnail).
  • Order images by: Free ordering / Title / Description / Hits / Created date / Modified date.
  • Order direction: Ascending / Descending.
  • Number of items: Set the number of images to be displayed (set to 0 to show all images).
  • Show title: Yes / No - set whether to show or hide the image's title (when clicking on the thumbnail).
  • Show description: Yes / No - set whether to show or hide the image's description (when clicking on the thumbnail).

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